Learning Commons

Welcome! The Learning Commons at Navarro College provides a comprehensive approach to student learning. The Learning Commons provides instruction from both Navarro professors, peer mentors, and the Learning Commons staff. This range of available academic help allows the student to stay on track with the professor’s schedule, while at the same time providing instruction in a safe, confidential environment.


Peer mentors understand your frustrations, and quite often, have used the services provided by the Learning Commons at some point in the past. Peer mentors have taken the classes they tutor, and thus, they know the material and the instructor’s expectations. But at the same time, they are your peers. They are students that go to the same school, attend the same classes, and listen to the same music.


Meet with a peer tutor to:

– Create a study system

– Work on time management

– Improve textbook reading and notetaking

– Better understand the content in challenging courses


– Offers more individualized, systematic, structured learning experience.

– The Learning Commons is a community dedicated to learning excellence.

– Provides greater congruence between teacher and learner.

– Improves academic performance and personal growth.

– Improves attitude toward subject area.

– Generates stronger effects than other individualized teaching strategies.

– Motivates self-paced and self-directed learning.

– Peer tutors help the student to work toward self-responsibility and self-direction.

– Improves self-esteem.

– Peer tutors “speak the same language” and can connect with the student.

“10 tutoring hours over a 14-week semester were associated with a 1/3-letter course grade improvement, while 20 hours were associated with a full letter-grade improvement.” – Munley, V.G., Garvey, E., & McConnell, M.J. (2010) “The Effectiveness of Peer Tutoring on Student Achievement at the University Level, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 100, 277-282.


Navarro College offers 24/7 online tutoring through tutor.com. Tutor.com connects you to a live tutor for one-on-one help and allows you to upload, share and save your essays, assignments and homework in a tutor.com locker. Users can also access thousands of educational resources (Study Resources and Test Prep Resources) from the SkillsCenter Resource Library!


Tutoring Subjects offered online, 24/7:


Math: Basic Math, Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus
Science: Basic Science, Earth Science, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics
English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Literature
Writing: Writing
History: U.S. History, European History, World History


To access tutor.com, log in to your Blackboard account, click on the “Student Resources” tab at the top of the page and the click on “Connect Now”. Remember that hours start over on the first day of every month so plan accordingly to get the most out of this fantastic resource!